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20100023661PORTABLE IMAGE SHARING SYSTEM - A system allowing a portable display apparatus to share an image from a host computer is disclosed. The image sharing system is composed of a portable display apparatus, a transmitter and a computer. An image of the computer is acquired by software to send to the transmitter connected to the computer. The transmitter wirelessly sends the image to the portable display apparatus for displaying. A user who holds the portable display apparatus can see the image of the computer without seeing the computer.01-28-2010
20110196999SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ORDER PRESERVING DATA - A data processing system includes an input circuit, a plurality of processing paths and an output circuit. The input circuit receives blocks of data on a plurality of data streams and distributes the blocks of data to the plurality of processing paths. The plurality of processing paths receive and process the distributed blocks of data. The output circuit selectively queues and dequeues the processed blocks of data based on a determined maximum differential delay among each of the processing paths and transmits the processed blocks of data.08-11-2011
20110196998PROTOCOL EXTENSIONS IN A DISPLAY PORT COMPATIBLE INTERFACE - A computer can control a target device using a packet format described herein. In one example, an extension packet controls the target device in at least one of power consumption, image rendering, and register updating.08-11-2011
20130031285APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING AND/OR MONITORING A CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROCESS VARIABLE IN AUTOMATION TECHNOLOGY - An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a chemical or physical, process variable in automation technology, comprising: a superordinated control unit; and a transmitter electronics having a first interface, a second interface and a third interface. The transmitter electronics communicates with the superordinated control unit by means of the first interface via a bus protocol. The transmitter electronics can be connected with a service unit via the second interface; and the third interface has a plurality of data channels for corresponding data source components; and wherein individual data channels are addressable and tunable via the service unit as a function of the connected data source components, so that data selected from the data for the connected data source components can be transmitted at the same time in at least one telegram to the superordinated control unit.01-31-2013
20120246365BUS CONTROL FOR A DOMESTIC APPLIANCE - A domestic appliance (09-27-2012
20130080668INTEGRATED CIRCUT WITH SERIAL INTERFACE, RECEIVING TRANSMITTAL INFORMATION CONFORMING TO TWO COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS - A processing system including a control integrated circuit (IC), a serial transmission interface, a transformation unit and an application unit is disclosed. The control IC provides transmittal information, which conforms to a first communication protocol or a second communication protocol. The serial transmission interface is coupled to the control IC and receives the transmittal information. The transformation unit is coupled to the serial transmission interface. The transformation unit transforms the transmittal information received by the serial transmission interface to generate processed information when the transmittal information conforms to the first communication protocol. The transformation unit transforms the transmittal information received by the serial transmission interface to generate the processed information when the transmittal information conforms to the second communication protocol. The application unit is coupled to the transformation unit and executes a corresponding operation according to the processed information.03-28-2013
20080320190COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A HOST DEVICE AND AN ACCESSORY VIA AN INTERMEDIATE DEVICE - A host device and an accessory exchange information (e.g., commands and data) via an intermediate device. The host device and accessory can each connect to the intermediate device through a direct wired path and can exchange commands and data with the intermediate device. The host device and the accessory can also “tunnel” information to each other through the intermediate device, by packaging the tunneled information as a payload of a command recognizable by the intermediate device; the intermediate device can repackage and forward the payload. In some embodiments, the tunneled information relates to configuring a wireless link (e.g., a Bluetooth pairing) between the host device and the accessory.12-25-2008
20130036245Device and Method for Enhancing Flexibility of Interface Between 3G Communication Module and Application Processor - This invention provides a device and method for enhancing flexibility of interface between 3G communication module and application processor. The device comprises the 3G communication module, the AP and an interface transfer module connected between them, wherein the interface transfer module is configured to perform bus transfer. A bus interface of the 3G communication module adapted to voice service data and a bus interface of the AP adapted to voice service data are directly connected. The bus transfer in the present invention is: the interface transfer module converts the bus data format of the non-voice service data adapted to the 3G communication module or the AP into the bus data format of the non-voice service data adapted to the AP or the 3G communication module. With this invention, the 3G communication module can be connected with various APs conveniently, and the generality of the 3G communication module is improved.02-07-2013
20090172224DATA TRANSMITTER AND DATA RECEIVER - A data transmitter includes: a packetization unit receiving primary data from a data processor and packetizing the primary data; a high-speed transmission unit transmitting a data packet obtained from the packetization to a display device in a high-speed mode; and a low-speed transmission unit relaying and transmitting secondary data between the data processor and the display device in a low-speed mode. Accordingly, it is possible to transmit and receive data rapidly and efficiently.07-02-2009
20090157927METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHIP-TO-CHIP COMMUNICATIONS WITH WIRELINE CONTROL - Aspects of a method and system for chip-to-chip communications with wireline control may include initializing a microwave communication link between a first chip and a second chip via a wireline communication bus, wherein the initializing comprises adjusting beamforming parameters of a first antenna array communicatively coupled to the first chip, and of a second antenna array communicatively coupled to the second chip. The first chip and the second chip may communicate data via said microwave communication link. The microwave communication link may be routed via one or more relay chips, when the first chip and the second chip cannot directly communicate satisfactorily. Control data may be transferred between the first chip, the second chip, and/or the one or more relay chips, which may comprise one or more antennas. The relay chips may be dedicated relay ICs or multi-purpose transmitter/receivers.06-18-2009
20100106873DATA OPERATION APPARATUS AND DATA OPERATION SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM AND DATA OPERATION METHOD - The identification acquirement instructing unit 04-29-2010
20090138639NETWORK ADAPTER WITH TCP WINDOWING SUPPORT - A network adapter and corresponding method for its use are disclosed. The network adapter has an operational mode that allows a host CPU to offload transmission of a block of data to the adapter. The adapter segments the block into fragments, and builds a data packet for each fragment. The adapter transmits these packets with an adapter-implemented flow control. This flow control uses: a context engine that tracks flow control variables for a “context” established for the block; a context memory for storing the variables; and a receive filter that updates flow control information for the block based on ACK packets received from the remote endpoint receiving the data packets. Because the network adapter implements flow control for data blocks that the network adapter segments, intermediate ACK packets corresponding to that block can be intercepted by the adapter, before they pass to the host, conserving host resources. An added advantage is that the host CPU can offload data blocks larger than the remote endpoint's receive window size, since the adapter can follow the transmit window and transmit packets at appropriate intervals. This further decreases load on the host CPU, decreases latency, and improves bandwidth utilization.05-28-2009
20090327547I2C BUS COMPATIBLE WITH HDMI - An apparatus, system and method are disclosed for using an I2C Bus that is compatible with HDMI. In one embodiment, the apparatus is used in a wireless communication system for communicating with a wireless network, and includes a host processor having an I12-31-2009
20120191888PREVENTION OF MASQUERADE BY USING IDENTIFICATION SEQUENCES - A method transmits a message between a transmitter and a receiver on a bus using an identifier associated with the transmitter/receiver path for the purpose of authentication and a message counter. The identifier is dynamically selected from an identification sequence depending on the message counter value and is integrated into the message check sum but not transmitted via the bus. A control device and a vehicle are adapted to carry out the method for transmitting a message.07-26-2012
20120191887COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIGNAL TRANSMITTING - In order to suppress occurrence of a random pattern signal is suppressed without the use of a sideband signal in a long distance data transmission exceeding that defined in a PCIe interface specification, provided is a computer system, including a first component having a transmitting unit which transmits a control signal, a second component having a receiving unit which receives the control signal, a transmission path which connects the first component and the second component along which a signal is transmitted and received, wherein: in case of the transmitting unit of the first component transmits a ternary signal with three states of 0/1/Idle to the receiving unit of the second component, the transmitting unit of the first component substitutes a combination of signals representing 0/1 for a signal representing the Idle state, and transmits the substituted signals instead of the ternary signal to the receiving unit of the second component.07-26-2012
20120191886SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRESENTING DEVICES THROUGH AN SAS INITIATOR-CONNECTED DEVICE - A method, system and computer readable medium for presenting unique Serial Attached Small computer system interface (SAS) target devices through a single target device. The method includes embedding a SAS protocol chip within an initiator-connectable device, the SAS protocol chip having storage for at least two SAS addresses and configured to select a single address, loading two or more SAS addresses into the SAS protocol chip, and mapping a respective SAS address to one of the unique target devices. The system includes a SAS protocol chip having storage for at least two SAS addresses and a method for selecting a single SAS address, and a processor unit connected to the SAS protocol chip by an interface bus, the processor configured to load two or more identifier addresses into the SAS protocol chip. The computer readable medium contains instructions that cause a processor to perform the described methods.07-26-2012
20130073760AS-I COMMUNICATION COMPONENT - A communication component is disclosed for communication via an AS-i line. In order to provide an improved AS-i communication component for communication via an AS-i line, it is proposed in at least one embodiment that a standard AS-i signal and an extended AS-i communication signal are sent and/or received via an AS-i line using a shared communication component.03-21-2013
20130073759UPBOUND INPUT/OUTPUT EXPANSION REQUEST AND RESPONSE PROCESSING IN A PCIE ARCHITECTURE - Embodiments of the invention relate to non-standard I/O adapters in a standardized input/output (I/O) architecture. An aspect of the invention includes initiating a first request to perform an operation on a host system. The first request formatted for a first protocol and including data required to process the first request. A second request is created responsive to the first request, the second request including a header and is formatted according to the second protocol. The creating includes storing the data required to process the first request in the header of the second request. The second request is sent to the host system.03-21-2013
20130073758DYNAMIC PORT POWER ALLOCATION APPARATUS AND METHODS - Methods and apparatus for dynamically adjusting the amount of power (or current) distributed to one or more connected devices via electrical interfaces. In one embodiment, the apparatus comprises a first module adapted to detect current drawn by a first set of ports, and a second module adapted to adjust the current provided to a second set of ports based on the detected current. The second module is also optionally adapted to distribute unreserved current among the devices according to an allocation protocol. In the exemplary context of a plurality of interconnected serial bus devices, the invention enables a device to draw more current than that required to be reserved for that device (such as to comply with a specification such as USB), yet without increasing the total amount of power which must be dedicated to the serial ports as a whole. Power supply efficiency may also be advantageously optimized.03-21-2013
20130073757NOVEL CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING VIA A SINGLE LINE - A method for transmitting logical information from a transmitter to a receiver via a single line, the receiver being connected to the transmitter by the line, the receiver placing a first signal on the line and the first signal being made up of alternating recessive and dominant levels, the transmitter placing a second signal on the line and the second signal being superposed on the line by the transmitter at least in the segments in which the first signal has a recessive level, the second signal being made up of a sequence of recessive and dominant levels, and the receiver determining from the second signal the logical information that is to be received.03-21-2013
20090077288Interface for Bridging Out-of-Band Information From a Downstream Communication Link to an Upstream Communication Link - A device includes a first interface to receive a signal from a first communication link, wherein the receive signal includes out-of-band (OOB) information. A detector coupled to the first interface detects the OOB information. An encoder coupled to the detector encodes the OOB information into one or more symbols (e.g., control characters). A second interface is coupled to the encoder and a second communication link (e.g., a serial transport path). The second interface transmits the symbols on the second communication link. The device also includes mechanisms for preventing false presence detection of terminating devices.03-19-2009
20130067128METHODS AND DEVICES FOR UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS PORT EVENT EXTENSION - Methods and apparatus for implementing a port management protocol which can be used to manage communication between one or more USB devices and a USB host at a distance greater than that allowed by the USB Specifications are provided. In one aspect, a method for prolonging a bus event of a USB device at least until a notification is received that a corresponding bus event has been completed by the USB host is provided; and subsequently exchanging bus traffic between the USB host and USB device upon completion of the bus event by both devices.03-14-2013
20110022753SINGLE-WIRE BUS COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL - A method of communication over a single-wire bus between a transmitter device and at least one receiver device, wherein each data bit is transmitted in a frame successively including: a synchronization slot different from a reference voltage of the devices; a first idle slot in a state corresponding to the reference voltage of the circuit; a slot representing the data bit to be transmitted; a second idle slot identical to the first one; a slot intended to contain the state of an optional response bit; and an end slot identical to the idle slot.01-27-2011
20090234997CONNECTING DEVICE FOR CONNECTING INDUSTRIAL APPARATUSES TO A COMMUNICATION BUS - A connecting device for connecting industrial apparatuses to a communication bus, comprising: a first physical interface (09-17-2009
20090013112Storage controller and controlling method therefor - A storage controller that performs user-friendly information display, simplifies updating of support information, has external storage controllers to provide sufficient input/output performance, and expands the range of external storage controllers to be supported; and a controlling method for that storage controller. The storage controller includes a code extract/convert unit for converting a first code indicating a vendor name and/or device name of an external storage controller, obtained based on inquiry data transmitted from the external storage controller, into a second code indicating a real vendor name and/or real device name of the external storage controller. The storage controller creates support information that compiles information of each model regarding whether or not it can be connected to the respective external storage controllers. Furthermore, a path control system and a timeout time can be set for the respective external storage controllers.01-08-2009
20090013111Unidirectional USB Port - A circuit interfaced between a first USB host and a second USB host for providing unidirectional transmission of data signals from the first USB host to the second USB host is provided. A first converter circuit is operable to receive data signals from the first USB host and convert them from a USB protocol to a second communications protocol. A second converter circuit is operable to receive the converted data signals from the first converter circuit and convert them from the second communications protocol to the USB protocol for transmission to the second USB host. The first and second converter circuits are electrically connected to each other in such a manner as to provide a transmission path from the first USB host to the second USB host and to disable a transmission path from the second USB host to the first USB host.01-08-2009
20090006687SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE - Data transfer bus charging/discharging current is reduced in a semiconductor memory device. In a data transfer device that sequentially transfers bit sequences in parallel through a plurality of buses from a transmit unit 01-01-2009
20090006686COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - In a communication system, one of a plurality of communication apparatuses that acts as a host controls data transmission and the other communication apparatuses that act as devices perform data transmission under control of the host over a predetermined communication interface. The communication apparatuses have both host and device roles, and are configured to exchange the host and device roles by using a predetermined communication protocol are connected to the predetermined communication interface. A first apparatus acts as a host and a second apparatus as a device. The second apparatus transmits information concerning the second apparatus to the first apparatus. The first apparatus compares the transmitted information with information concerning the first apparatus to determine whether or not to switch the host and device roles according to a predetermined criterion. In response to an affirmative determination, the host and device roles are switched by using the predetermined communication protocol.01-01-2009
20090292841INTERFACE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING BITS TO A TWO-WIRE BUS APPLYING A LIN PROTOCOL - Networks on board of vehicles have to provide a rapid data throughput, and be still inexpensive and electromagnetically compatible (EMC). An interface (11-26-2009
20120124257MULTICHIP MODULE FOR COMMUNICATIONS - An embodiment of a multichip module is disclosed. For this embodiment of the multichip module, a transceiver die has transceivers. A crossbar switch die has at least one crossbar switch. A protocol logic blocks die has protocol logic blocks. The transceiver die, the crossbar switch die, and the protocol logic blocks die are all coupled to an interposer. The interposer interconnects the transceivers and the protocol logic blocks to one another and interconnects the protocol logic blocks and the at least one crossbar switch to one another.05-17-2012
20130024587EXPANDED PROTOCOL ADAPTER FOR IN-VEHICLE NETWORKS - A protocol adapter for in-vehicle networks that provides diagnostics, analysis and monitoring. The protocol adapter has a pass-through feature (voltage translator)/smart mode that allows the protocol adapter to emulate older boxes. Visual indicators (LEDs) indicate the pass through feature is in operation. LEDs also indicate activity on the RS232 bus between the adapter and a PC. Single color and multiple color emitting LEDs indicate a program is being executed and identify the program that is being executed. The protocol adapter supports RP1202 and RP1210, J1708 and J1939 and J1939 Transport Layer. The protocol adapter has a Real Time Clock, Standard COMM port connection, 7-32 Volt Supply and is CE compliant. The adapter can be used wirelessly.01-24-2013
20090182919Media Card Command Pass Through Methods - Methods for transmitting application specific or extended commands between a host and a memory card are disclosed. Commands for an extended card protocol are embedded in messages, along with a marker, in the data or command portion of a base card transmission protocol that is used to communicate between the host and the memory card. This allows for the transmission of application specific commands that lack a corresponding command in the base card protocol. The method can be implemented on the host side at the device driver level or the file level. In order to implement a read command in the extended card protocol, a write command in the base card protocol with an encapsulated read command in the extended protocol is first sent to a logical address, followed by a read command to the same logical address. Message set identifiers associate embedded commands and data received in separate transmissions.07-16-2009
20090138638Serial Peripheral Interface for a Transceiver Integrated Circuit - A protocol may be implemented in a smart transceiver device that contains the physical (PHY) and media access control (MAC) layers of a protocol stack. In various embodiments, a serial peripheral interface (SPI) based design may be used. A protocol is disclosed that may be used to provide control and data transfer to and from the smart transceiver device. In particular, an exemplary format for the protocol, the commands, and responses is disclosed. In a further embodiment, a method for mode synchronization that does not require the use of additional pins and can be accomplished with the standard SPI pins is disclosed. In another embodiment, a method that permits frame timing on the SPI bus to be restored without resetting the slave device is disclosed.05-28-2009
20110289246SUPER I/O MODULE, COMPUTER SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF - A super I/O module for controlling at least one I/O port of a computer system is provided. The super I/O module includes a controller, a signal detector and a selector. The controller supports functions corresponding to the I/O port. The signal detector receives an input signal from the I/O port, and detects whether the input signal has an identification code. When detecting that the input signal has the identification code, the signal detector generates a selection signal according to the identification code. The selector receives the selection signal and selectively provides the input signal to the controller or a function circuit of the computer system according to the selection signal.11-24-2011
20080288685SHARED SIMULTANEOUSLY-CONNECTED DRIVES - Local drive presence is provided for local and remote drives by maintaining a plurality of uninterrupted protocol connections between a plurality of I/O controllers and a plurality of device interfaces through which peripheral bus commands are transmitted. Preferably, the I/O controllers are each housed in a separate server blade and provide each blade with access to the local and remote drives. At each of the device interfaces, rather than attaching an actual storage device, peripheral bus commands received at the device interfaces are serialized and conditionally passed or suppressed to and from the shared drive which is shared amongst the plurality of uninterrupted protocol connections. Preferably, the plurality of uninterrupted protocol connections is maintained such that the shared drives can be simultaneously shared. In one embodiment, the local drives are provided in a media tray which is shared amongst a plurality blades.11-20-2008
20090177820CONTROL BUS FOR CONNECTION OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method and apparatus for a control bus for connection of electronic devices. An embodiment of a method includes coupling a transmitting device to a receiving device, including connecting a control bus between the transmitting device and the receiving device, with the control bus being a bi-directional, single-line bus. The method further includes obtaining control of the control bus for either the transmitting device or the receiving device, with the device obtaining control becoming an initiator and the other device becoming a follower. One or more control signals are converted to one or more data packets, with each of the one or more control signals representing one of multiple different types of control signals. The generated data packets are transmitted from the initiator to the follower via the control bus.07-09-2009
20080276020Adaptive-Allocation Of I/O Bandwidth Using A Configurable Interconnect Topology - Apparatus and methods allocate I/O bandwidth of an electrical component, such as an IC, by configuring an I/O interface into various types of interfaces. In an embodiment of the present invention, an I/O interface is configured into either a bi-directional contact, unidirectional contact (including either a dedicated transmit or dedicated receive contact) or a maintenance contact used in a maintenance or calibration mode of operation. The I/O interface is periodically reconfigured to optimally allocate I/O bandwidth responsive to system parameters, such as changing data workloads in the electronic components. System parameters include, but are not limited to, 1) number of transmit-receive bus turnarounds; 2) number of transmit and/or receive data packets; 3) user selectable setting 4) number of transmit and/or receive commands; 5) direct requests from one or more electronic components; 6) number of queued transactions in one or more electronic components; 7) transmit burst-length setting, 8) duration or cycle count of bus commands, and control strobes such as address/data strobe, write enable, chip select, data valid, data ready; 9) power and/or temperature of one or more electrical components; 10) information from executable instructions, such as a software application or operating system; 11) multiple statistics over respective periods of time to determine if using a different bandwidth allocation would result in better performance. The importance of a system parameter may be weighted over time in an embodiment of the present invention.11-06-2008
20090119427Radio Communication Apparatus, Communication Control Method, and Computer-Readable Program - A radio communication apparatus configured to perform radio communication according to a first radio communication protocol includes an identification information memory unit configured to store first identification information identifying a host apparatus and second identification information identifying the host apparatus based on a second radio communication protocol, the first and second identification information being associated with each other; an identification information reception unit; an identification information acquisition unit; and a connection request transmission unit.05-07-2009
20100138572UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS DEVICE WITH MILLIMETER WAVE TRANSCEIVER AND SYSTEM WITH HOST DEVICE FOR USE THEREWITH - A universal serial bus device includes a wireless millimeter wave transceiver that communicates first data with a host device via a first RF millimeter wave communication path. A USB interface, when coupled to a host device, communicates second data with the host device.06-03-2010
20110271022METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSFERRING DATA OVER NETWORK NODES OF A NETWORK - A method for transmitting data via network nodes of a particular network has the following steps:11-03-2011
20080288684DESIGN STRUCTURE FOR AN ADDRESS TRANSLATION DEVICE - An design structure to facilitate I2C communication between a host device and a slave device where the slave device shares a common physical address with another slave device on the I2C bus. The design structure includes an apparatus, which includes a detection module to detect an incoming address on the I2C bus, a translation module to translate the incoming address to an outgoing address, and a communication module to communicate data between the host device and the slave device where the outgoing address matches the physical address of the slave device. In this manner, address conflicts between commonly addressed slave devices can be avoided while reducing costs, components, and complexities traditionally associated with dynamic addressing techniques and other prior art solutions to address conflicts.11-20-2008
20080235417METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BUS ENCODING AND DECODING - A method and an apparatus for bus encoding and a method and an apparatus for bus decoding are provided. The methods and apparatuses for bus encoding/decoding use a discontinuous pattern table (DPT) to store discontinuous pattern pairs. The tables are kept synchronous in both transmitter and receiver ends. After transmitting the first data in a discontinuous pattern pair, the second data may be transmitted by merely informing the receiver end through a control line instead of transmitting the second data by the bus.09-25-2008
20080235418Optical Data Link - The invention provides an optically powered device interface module for operating an external device, and an optically powered data link comprising the same. In one embodiment the device interface module includes an optical interface for receiving optical power and data signals, an electrical USB interface for providing USB compliant electrical data signals and a 5V electrical power signal to an external USB device, a transducer coupled to a signal processor for converting the optical power and data signals into the 5V electrical power signal and the USB-compliant electrical data signals, and a power distribution circuit for providing electrical power obtained from the optical power signal to the device interface module circuitry. The transducer may be embodied using a single photovoltaic power converter for receiving the optical power and for receiving and transmitting optical data signals.09-25-2008
20080235416UART INTERFACE COMMUNICATION CIRCUIT - A UART interface communication circuit includes a plurality of communication devices, and each includes a UART interface, a selecting apparatus, a CPU, and a multiplexer (MUX). The communication devices connect with each other via the UART interfaces thereof. The selecting apparatus is connected to the CPU for defining one of the communication devices as a master communication device and the rest as slave communication devices. The MUX is connected between the UART interface and the CPU. When the master communication device transmits data carrying an ID to the slave communication devices, a slave communication device corresponding to the ID receives and processes the data, and transmits return data to the master communication device, and then the MUX receives the return data from the slave communication device and passes it to the CPU of the master communication device for processing.09-25-2008
20100138573SYSTEM INCLUDING TRANSMITTER AND RECEIVER - A system includes a transmitter, a receiver and a plurality of paths connecting the transmitter and the receiver, the transmitter being configured to transmit a command and data to the receiver, the transmitter including a plurality of transmitting units that transmit the command and the data, a dividing unit that divides data into a plurality of segments, and that enables each of the transmitting units to transmit each of the segments of the data, and a duplicating unit that duplicates the command, and that enables each of the transmitting units to transmit each of the duplicated commands, the receiver including a plurality of receiving units that receive the command and the data, a merging unit that merges the segments of data back into a data, and a controller that receives the duplicated commands from the transmitting units via the paths.06-03-2010
20090164678PERIPHERAL DEVICE COMPLYING WITH SDIO STANDARD AND METHOD FOR MANAGING SDIO COMMAND - The invention provides a method of managing SDIO commands. Firstly, before a first packet complying with a first SDIO data format is transmitted, an operation request is converted into a converted command. The operation request is originally set to be converted into a command complying with a SDIO command format. Then, the fist packet and the converted command are combined to generate a first combined packet. Afterward, the first combined packet is transmitted. After the first combined packet is received, the first combined packet is parsed to obtain the converted command. Finally, a processing procedure is performed according to the converted command.06-25-2009
20090182918DATA BUS INVERSION APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS - Apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed such as those that operate to encode data bits transmitted on a plurality of channels according to at least one of multiple Data Bus Inversion (DBI) algorithms. Additional apparatus, systems, and methods are disclosed.07-16-2009
20090150585Connecting an integrated antenna in a flat panel display to a desktop computer - A connector containing data pins for video signals and a coax pin for an antenna signal can permit a personal computer (PC) to use an integrated antenna in an external display device, with a single connector providing both video and radio frequency communication signals between those two devices. This connector may be used in place of the standard 15-pin VGA connector. In various embodiments, this connector may be contained in the PC, in the external display device, or in both. In some embodiments, this connector may be in an adaptor cable for use between the PC and the external display device.06-11-2009
20090327548Scalable Bus Structure - A method of communicating over a bus is disclosed and includes transmitting a first data type in a first type field over a first sub-channel of a transmit channel of the bus while concurrently transmitting a second data type in a second type field over a second sub-channel of the transmit channel of the bus. The method also includes receiving data over a receive channel of the bus while transmitting the first data type and the second data type over the transmit channel.12-31-2009
20110145454COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND INTERFACE DEVICE FOR A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A communication system is provided that includes at least two peripheral devices, wherein each peripheral device has at least one I/O interface and the peripheral devices are connected to each other by at least one data bus and exchange data by means of a communication relationship via the data bus. At least one interface device has a peripheral device interface and has a data bus interface, the interface device being connectable by the peripheral device interface thereof to one of the peripheral devices via an I/O interface thereof, and the interface device being connected by the data bus interface thereof to the data bus, and the communication relationship can be preset in the interface device.06-16-2011
20090210594BUS INTERCONNECT DEVICE AND A DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS INCLUDING SUCH A BUS INTERCONNECT DEVICE - A bus interconnect device is provided comprising a parallel plate waveguide for coupling together a plurality of devices. This provides an efficient and flexible approach for providing interconnect functionality within a data processing apparatus.08-20-2009
20090222605USB DEVICE, PRINTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF USB DEVICE, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - A USB device having functions of USB host and USB device includes: a host side wireless unit that wirelessly performs transmission/reception of data to/from a USB host side apparatus; a device side wireless unit that is provided separately from the host side wireless unit and wirelessly performs transmission/reception of data to/from a USB device side apparatus; and a communication control unit that transmits information, which indicates that data processing is being performed, to the USB host side apparatus using the host side wireless unit during an execution period based on a period for which the device side wireless unit transmits/receives predetermined processing data to/from the USB device side apparatus and a data processing executing unit executes predetermined data processing using the processing data.09-03-2009
20090254685TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING PRIORITY QUEUES AND ESCALATION CONSIDERATIONS IN USB WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - In one embodiment, a Universal Serial Bus (USB) system assigns a first priority level to a first USB endpoint and a second priority level that is lower than the first priority level to a second USB endpoint. The USB system has memory that stores first USB data packets corresponding to the first priority level and second USB data packets corresponding to the second priority level. The USB system also has a controller that manages transfers of (i) the first USB data packets to the first USB endpoint and (ii) the second USB data packets to the second USB endpoint. If the memory concurrently stores first and second USB data packets, then the controller determines an order for transferring the first and second USB data packets based on the second priority level being lower than the first priority level and/or detection of a starvation condition for the second endpoint.10-08-2009
20090248930USB TRANSCEIVER CIRCUITRY INCLUDING 5 VOLT TOLERANCE PROTECTION - An integrated circuit includes USB communication circuitry for communicating via a USB interface. The USB transceiver circuitry transmits data to and from the integrated circuit over the USB interface. The USB transceiver circuitry further provides protection to internal circuitry of the integrated circuit from a 5 volt short circuit on the USB interface.10-01-2009
20090248929METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTER-PCB COMMUNICATIONS WITH WIRELINE CONTROL - Aspects of a method and system for inter-PCB communications with wireline control may include setting up a microwave communication link between a first PCB and a second PCB via a wireline communication bus. The initialization may comprise adjusting beamforming parameters of a first antenna array communicatively coupled to the first PCB, and of a second antenna array communicatively coupled to the second PCB. The first PCB and the second PCB may communicate data via the microwave communication link. The microwave communication link may be routed via one or more relay PCBs, when the first PCB and the second PCB cannot directly communicate satisfactorily. Control data may be transferred between the first PCB, the second PCB, and/or the one or more relay PCBs, which may comprise one or more antennas. The relay PCBs may be dedicated relay PCBs or multi-purpose transmitter/receivers.10-01-2009
20090222603BUS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - The invention relates to a bus communication system for serialized data transmission comprising: a transmitter, a receiver, and a data line, whereby said transmitter is arranged for transmitting a data signal over said data line; said receiver is arranged for receiving said data signal from said data line, wherein said transmitter is arranged for transmitting an end of transmission signal over said data line after transmission of said data signal is completed; and said receiver is arranged for receiving said end of transmission signal from said data line.09-03-2009
20090150584Solid-state memory storage device for storing data wirelessly transmitted from a host and for wirelessly transmitting the data to the host - A solid-state memory storage device and method for using the device includes storing data wirelessly transmitted from a host and wirelessly transmitting the data to the host. The storage device has an RF module which demodulates an ultra-wideband write signal received wirelessly from a host and outputs a wireless protocol write signal. A wireless protocol controller has a protocol conversion layer which converts the wireless protocol write signal into a USB protocol write signal. A microcontroller has function extraction layer for extracting a write command from the USB protocol write signal and, in response to the write command, controls the writing of data extracted from the USB protocol write signal to the solid-state memory to store the data in the solid-state memory. The microcontroller also reads the data stored in the solid-state memory in response to a read command received from the host and outputs a USB protocol read signal to the wireless protocol controller. The protocol conversion layer also translates the USB protocol read signal into a wireless protocol read signal. The RF module also modulates the wireless protocol read signal and outputs an ultra-wideband signal for wireless transmission to the host.06-11-2009
20100191883INFORMATION DEVICE INCLUDING MAIN PROCESSING CIRCUIT, INTERFACE CIRCUIT, AND MICROCOMPUTER - An information device packaged in one package includes a main function unit and an interface function unit. The main function unit includes a main processing circuit for executing signal processing related to a main function in the information device and a first microcomputer for controlling the main processing circuit by executing a first firmware program. The interface function unit includes an interface function unit including a first interface circuit for receiving data from an exterior device located outside of the information device to provide to the main function unit, a second interface circuit for performing an authentication operation with the exterior device, a second microcomputer for controlling the first interface circuit, and a memory for storing a second firmware program for controlling the first interface circuit.07-29-2010
20100217902INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION WITH AUTOMATION SYSTEMS - The subject disclosure pertains to transparent communications in an industrial automation environment amongst automation system components and IT systems. Systems and methods are provided that send and receive data to, from and amongst automation devices and transactional based IT systems. The system is viewed as a control system to the automation device and as a transactional system to the IT system. Accordingly, it is not necessary to provide a custom interface between automation devices and the IT systems.08-26-2010
20100217901Wireless Universal Serial Bus Apparatus and Operating Method Thereof - A wireless universal serial bus (WUSB) apparatus and an operating method thereof includes a WUSB host inserting time information about when a next micro-scheduled management command (MMC) packet will be sent in a WUSB channel stop information element (IE), generating and sending an MMC packet including the WUSB channel stop IE to a WUSB device, the WUSB device receiving the MMC packet including the WUSB channel stop IE from the WUSB host, extracting the time information from the WUSB channel stop IE about when the next MMC packet will be sent, and performing synchronization with the WUSB host based on the time information.08-26-2010
20100250803Transmission System for a Computer System - A transmission system for a computer system includes an active transmission interface, a host end and a device end. The host end includes a Bluetooth driving unit for generating a Bluetooth driving command, a first active connection unit for outputting the Bluetooth driving command or receiving a Bluetooth processing result via the active transmission interface, and an intermedium unit for emulating the first active connection unit as a Universal Asynchronous Receiver/Transmitter. The device end includes a Bluetooth module for performing baseband and radio processing, to generate the Bluetooth processing result, and a second active connection unit for outputting the Bluetooth processing result or receiving the Bluetooth driving command via the active transmission interface.09-30-2010
20100082861MEMORY SYSTEM AND METHOD - In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a memory controller configured to control first and second memory components. A point-to-point data bus configured to pass data between the memory controller and the memory components may include a direct connection from each memory component to the memory controller. A daisy chained address bus configured to pass commands between the memory controller and the memory components may include a direct connection from the first memory component to the memory controller and a daisy chain connection from the first memory component to the second memory component.04-01-2010
20090319706TRANSMITTING PARALLEL DATA VIA HIGH-SPEED SERIAL INTERCONNECTION - Synchronized pseudo-random number outputs are produced at a transmitter and a receiver of a high-speed serial interconnection. At the transmitter, using logic XOR operations, each data word of parallel data is selectively scrambled with one of the pseudo-random numbers and transmitted via a high-speed serial interface. The receiver de-scrambles the received serial data stream and restores the parallel data.12-24-2009
20090049215NETWORK UNIT AND PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER USING THE SAME - A network unit in a programmable controller of a building block mutually connects an information system network and a control system network. The network unit includes transfer analyzing units that judge to which of interface units received data received from the information system network and the control system network should be allocated. Moreover, received data that needs to be transferred is converted into predetermined data by conversion processing units included in the networks and output to the information system network or the control system network without being transmitted to a system bus.02-19-2009
20130132623Method for Interconnecting Modules for High Speed Bidirectional Communications - A method for the extension of the reliable distance and improvement in reliable speed for Programmable Logic Controller high speed serial bus communications between its logic unit and input/output modules. The insertion of differential line drivers and receivers into signal lines, originally developed for IC to IC on board communications, to enable wired bus communications over tens or hundreds of meters.05-23-2013
20130132624COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND OPTICAL NAVIGATION DEVICE - There is provided a communication system including a transmission interface, a master device and a slave device. The transmission interface includes a TR/ACK channel configured to transmit a trigger signal and an acknowledge signal and a DA channel configured to transmit a normal data or a simplified data. The master device sends the trigger signal via the TR/ACK channel before data transmission begins. The slave device sends the normal data or the simplified data to the master device via the DA channel after receiving the trigger signal.05-23-2013
20090037628Processing system with millimeter wave host interface and method for use therewith - A processing system includes a plurality of first circuit modules and a wired data bus, connected to the plurality of first circuit modules. A plurality of second circuit modules are coupled to an RF data bus via a millimeter wave communication path. A millimeter wave modem receives first data from at least one of the plurality of first circuit modules via the wired data bus, and transmits the first data over the RF data bus to at least one of the plurality of second circuit modules.02-05-2009
20110010477UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME - A universal serial bus (USB) control system includes a plurality of antennas configured to transmit and receive a radio frequency (RF) signal, a plurality of wireless USB modules connected to the plurality of antennas, and an application layer connected to the plurality of wireless USB modules. Each wireless USB module is configured to convert the RF signal received through a corresponding antenna into data, convert the data into the RF signal, and transmit the RF signal through the corresponding antenna.01-13-2011
20110010476TWO-WIRE LOOP PROCESS IO TRANSMITTER POWERED FROM THE TWO-WIRE LOOP - A two-wire process input-output (“IO”) transmitter powered by a two-wire process loop and configured as a single transmitter. The transmitter including a gateway module and at least one local IO module. The gateway module including a first circuit configured to wholly power the gateway module from the two-wire process loop, a second circuit configured to communicate via the two-wire process loop, and a third circuit configured to communicate with the at least one IO module via a local bus separated from the two-wire process loop. The at least one local IO module including a first circuit configured to wholly power the respective local IO module from the two-wire process loop, a second circuit to communicate at least with the gateway module via the local bus, and a third circuit configured to interface with at least one IO field device.01-13-2011
20100161860PIN SHARING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREOF FOR A UNIVERSAL ASYNCHRONOUS RECEIVER/TRANSMITTER MODULE AND A UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS MODULE - A pin sharing device for a UART module and a USB module includes a first port coupled to a first terminal of the USB module, a second port, a first multiplexer, a second multiplexer, a first switch and a second switch. The first multiplexer is utilized for selectively coupling the first port or a signal generator to a receiving terminal of the UART module. The second multiplexer is utilized for selectively coupling a transmitting terminal of the UART module or a second terminal of USB module to the second port. The first switch and the second switch are utilized for pulling up voltage level of the first port and voltage level of the second port when the UART module and the USB module is not coupled to any UART device or USB host device. Therefore, a number of pins for the UART module and the USB module can be reduced.06-24-2010
20110035521VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A vehicle communication system comprising a relay connection unit for relaying one or more buses connected to a message transmitter and a bus connected to a message receiver, wherein the relay connection unit generates new messages on the basis of a plurality of messages received from the message transmitter and transmits the generated messages to the message receiver via the bus, and wherein the number of new messages to be generated is not less than 1, a plurality of the new messages allow the messages for generating each of the messages to be divided into groups, and the plurality of messages which the relay connection unit receives from the message transmitter to generate one new message gradually advance the transmission timing.02-10-2011
20110113169METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING INPUT TYPE IN INPUT SYSTEM USING UNIVERSAL PLUG AND PLAY - A method and apparatus for changing an input type in an input system using UPnP are provided. A control point requests input capability information of input devices, which are to perform input and receives the input capability information. The control point sets up a session by determining a receiving device for receiving an input signal and a transmitting device for transmitting the input signal, using the received input capability information. The receiving device receives input data from the transmitting device, and if an input type of the receiving device is changed, the receiving device transmits information about the changed input type to the transmitting device and receives a report descriptor including information about a format of input data according to the changed input type from the transmitting device.05-12-2011
20100131689COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM - In a communication system, one of a plurality of communication apparatuses that acts as a host controls data transmission and the other communication apparatuses that act as devices perform data transmission under control of the host over a predetermined communication interface. The communication apparatuses have both host and device roles, and are configured to exchange the host and device roles by using a predetermined communication protocol are connected to the predetermined communication interface. A first apparatus acts as a host and a second apparatus as a device. The second apparatus transmits information concerning the second apparatus to the first apparatus. The first apparatus compares the transmitted information with information concerning the first apparatus to determine whether or not to switch the host and device roles according to a predetermined criterion. In response to an affirmative determination, the host and device roles are switched by using the predetermined communication protocol.05-27-2010
20100131688INTERFACE METHOD FOR DATA TX/RX SYSTEM USING DATA STREAM - An interface method for a data transmitting and receiving system including a transmitter and a receiver includes; resetting the receiver in response to a data stream communicated from the transmitter or upon detecting power-up of the transmitter or receiver, and operating the receiver in response to a current data stream received from the transmitter, wherein the operating of the receiver comprises at least one of; (a) updating data stored in the receiver according to control data contained in the current data stream, and (b) receiving payload data contained in the current data stream.05-27-2010
20100131687 WIRELESS REMOTE USB HUB APPARATUS AND SYSTEM THEREOF - A wireless remote USB hub apparatus includes a server end operation processor module as the data processing center, for converting and processing data; a server end wireless Wi-Fi communication module is coupled to the server end operation processor module, for transceiving data of Wi-Fi communication protocol format; and at least one USB port, for connecting electronic devices that supports USB, such as a USB drive or printer. When the electronic device connects to the USB port, the server end operation processor module receives a connection signal data from the USB port, converts the connection signal data format into Wi-Fi communication protocol format, and then transmits the connection signal data via the server end wireless Wi-Fi communication module to a personal computer or other client device. Thereby a user of the client device may remotely utilize the electronic device connected to the wireless remote USB hub apparatus.05-27-2010
20090307399JOB-BASE STRUCTURE USING PROCESS AS DATA PROCESSING AND TRANSMITTING UNIT - The present invention discloses a job-based structure using a process as a data processing and transmission unit. The structure includes a main system, and a disk array system. The main system includes an interface controller connected to the disk array system. The disk array system includes a job queue controller, a PRD table controller, a DMA controller and a storage device connected through a DMA bus. The DMA controller executes an instruction transmitted through the interface controller according to a request of the main system, and the instruction is decomposed into a number of processes for the job queue controller to access a storage device sequentially. The accessed data is transmitted to the job queue controller in terms of processes and responded to the main system sequential. Therefore the invention can improve the processing efficiency of the main system.12-10-2009
20090216925PSEUDO-FULL DUPLEX COMMUNICATION USING A HALF DUPLEX COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL - In a communication system having a master-slave arrangement communicating with each other using the RS485 protocol, an FPGA with a buffer memory is provided in the master and slave, respectively, to handle the actual communication. The CPUs of the master and slave transfer data to and from the respective buffer memory. The master's FPGA initiates and maintains communication with the slave's FPGA. The masters FPGA and the slave's FPGA communicate with each other using the RS485 protocol by transmitting requests, acknowledgements and data. From the standpoint of the CPUs of the master and slave, the communication appears to be full duplex, although the actual communication between the FPGAs is half duplex. One particular application of the communication method is a KVM switch system where the KVM switch acts as the master and the computers connected to the KVM switch act as slaves.08-27-2009
20110179205METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIMULTANEOUS BIDIRECTIONAL SIGNALING IN A BUS TOPOLOGY - A method and apparatus for providing bidirectional signaling in a bus topology is provided. The bus topology allows more than two electrical circuits or devices to be coupled together along one or more common electrical conductors. For each device on the bus, a transmit buffer is preferably provided for every other device on the bus with which it will communicate. One or more logic circuits, for example, a scheduler, is provided to coordinate exchange transactions between pairs of devices. Time delays are preferably provided between exchange transactions of different device pairs so as to prevent interference. Coherency checking is preferably implemented to avoid discrepancies introduced by information being held in a buffer pending an exchange transaction.07-21-2011
20100064082COMMUNICATION MODULE - A communication module for connecting a serial bus, which transmits data in packets, to a plurality of system buses of a gateway, which transmit data word by word, the communication module having a communication protocol unit, which is connected to the serial bus, for converting between data packages and messages, which are respectively made up of a plurality of data words, a message relaying unit for relaying messages between at least one message memory and the communication protocol unit, as well as buffer memories, a plurality of interface units, which are respectively connected to an associated system bus of the gateway, each interface unit being connected to at least one associated buffer memory, which stores a message temporarily, a transmission of data words via a plurality of system buses and their associated interface units from and to the buffer memories of the interface units taking place simultaneously, without delay.03-11-2010
20100064081REMOTE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM OF A NETWORK - A remote communication system of a network includes a main controller and a plurality of control units, wherein each control unit is serially connected to the main controller and the control unit at next stage through a transmission terminal and a transmitter. Each control unit receives the data sent from the main controller and identifies the received data as one of a first, a second and a third packet. If it is the first packet and the main controller attempts to read data from each control unit, a switch in the control unit is turned on and a response data is transmitted to the main controller. If it is the second packet and a connection index is equal to a target unit address, then data is written to a corresponding single control unit. If it is the third packet and a target unit address is zero, data is written to all control units.03-11-2010
20100057958APPARATUS OF DIGITAL MAC FOR IEEE 802.15.4 SYSTEM AND SYSTEM THEREOF - There is provided a digital MAC apparatus for an IEEE 802.15.4 based communication system, which is implemented in hardware. The digital MAC apparatus having a processor of a Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) communication system and a data bus transferring data includes a frame generating unit generating and outputting a frame on the basis of input data; a frame parsing unit parsing an input frame input through the data bus, and generating and outputting a control signal or transmission and receipt data; and a controller operating at least one of the frame generating unit and the frame parsing unit according to the generated control signal, and communicating the output frame or data with the processor according to the operation.03-04-2010
20100325325Integrated Multi-Function Point-Of-Load Regulator Circuit - A power management system may comprise two or more POL regulators configured to transmit and receive data over a shared bus according to either a proprietary or a common bus protocol. Each POL regulator may be identified by a unique address that is part of an address group, and may be configured via pin strapping to be able to perform a variety of power management functions. Any one of the POL regulators within the address group may become a bus master and transmit information to the shared bus by addressing itself The other POL regulators in the address group may monitor the shared bus for events, and may respond to the transmitted information according to their address, their configuration, and the transmitted information. The response may include the POL regulators performing one or more power management functions, including adjusting their respective output voltages. The POL regulators may respond to each event according to the requirements corresponding to the event, thereby performing the necessary tasks to enable power management functions without the need for interconnecting analog signal lines and without being explicitly controlled.12-23-2010
20090222604USB DEVICE, PRINTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF USB DEVICE, AND PROGRAM THEREFOR - A USB device having functions of USB host and USB device, comprising: a wireless unit that wirelessly performs both transmission/reception of data to/from a USB host side apparatus and transmission/reception of data to/from a USB device side apparatus; an information storage unit that stores communication information on transmission and reception conditions for the USB host side apparatus; and a communication control unit that causes the wireless unit to release a connection with the USB host side apparatus during an execution period based on a period for which the wireless unit serving as a USB host transmits/receives predetermined processing data to/from the USB device side apparatus and a data processing executing unit executes predetermined data processing using the processing data and that causes the wireless unit to perform reconnection with the USB host side apparatus using the communication information stored in the information storage unit after the data processing executing unit has ended the data processing.09-03-2009
20110153887METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY PROGRAMMABLE SERIAL/PARALLEL BUS INTERFACE - Aspects of a method and system for dynamically programmable serial/parallel bus interface may include performing in a first communication device coupled to a communication bus, attaching communication protocol information to a data signal for each data transaction with one or more other communication devices communicatively coupled to the communication bus. The one or more other communication devices may be controlled utilizing the attached communication protocol information. The communication protocol information may be dynamically adjusted and/or adaptively adjusted. The communication bus may be a serial or parallel communication bus. The serial communication bus may be a two-wire, three-wire, or four-wire bus. The attached communication protocol information comprises a multi-wire protocol, a 3-wire protocol, a Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) protocol, a System Power Management Interface (SPMI), or an RF Bus protocol.06-23-2011
20110153886DEVICE THAT USES PARAMETERS TO PROVIDE MULTI-CHANNEL SERIAL DATA TRANSMISSIONS AND METHOD THEREOF - A device that uses parameters to provide multi-channel serial data transmissions and the method thereof are provided. A first serial device configures with the channel parameters corresponding to a procedure executed on a second serial device. The invention determines whether the data channel corresponding to the procedure requires sending/receiving data occupies a physical line. If so, the first serial device transmits data to the second serial device. Otherwise, the first serial device transmits a channel switch request to the second serial device. After the first serial device and the second serial device are both switched the data channel corresponding to the procedure to occupy the physical line, the first serial device and the procedure could exchange data. Therefore, the first serial device could establish new connection without closing original connection. It achieves the goal of using a single serial port to have data channels of different operation modes or connections.06-23-2011
20080307132Expanded Memory for Communications Controller - One embodiment of the present invention includes a communication system. The system comprises a communications controller configured to control transmission and reception of communications data in a network. The system also comprises a memory configured to store configuration data associated with fee communications controller and application parameters associated with each of a plurality of communications applications. The system further comprises art interface converter interconnecting the communications controller and the memory and configured to convert a first bus interlace protocol associated with fee communications controller to a second bus interface protocol for providing read and write data transfer of fee configuration data and the application parameters between the communications controller and the memory.12-11-2008
20080307133Method for Synchronizing a Transmission of Information and a Device Having Synchronizing Capabilities - A method for synchronizing a transmission of information over a bus, and a device having synchronization capabilities. The device includes: a bus that includes multiple bus lines, a bus transmitter connected between an information source and the bus, a bus receiver connected between the bus and an information target; wherein the information source and the information target are mutually asynchronous; wherein the device is characterized by including a bus receiver control circuit that controls the bus receiver circuit and a bus transmitter control circuit that controls the bus transmitter circuit; wherein the bus transmitter control circuit enables to transmit information from the information source to the bus in response to a change in a value of a feedback signal sent from the bus receiver control circuit and wherein the bus receiver control circuit enables to provide information from the bus to the information target in response to a change in a value of a delayed strobe signal provided by a delay unit connected between the bus receiver control circuit and the bus transmitter control circuit.12-11-2008
20080209092METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERFACING A PLURALITY OF MEMORY DEVICES USING AN MMC/SD PROTOCOL - A method for establishing an interface between a host and a plurality of memory devices of a system that utilizes a Multimedia Card (MMC)/Secure Digital (SD) protocol according to an interleaving scheme. A host sequentially transmits a first sequence of commands and data to a system bus in order to allow a first memory device among the memory devices to perform a first operation. The host then transmits a second sequence of commands and data to the system bus to allow a second memory device among the memory devices to perform a second operation after transmitting the first sequence of commands and data.08-28-2008
20080270651Systems and Methods for Distributed Computing Utilizing a Smart Memory Apparatus - Provided are methods, systems and devices for distributed computing within a computing device that includes a host operating system executing within a host processor, a peripheral subsystem and a host interface. The peripheral subsystem includes a programmable logic device (“PLD”) that contains and executes an instruction autonomously from the host operating system and an electronic device coupled to the PLD via a device interface that executes the instruction. The host interface places the host processor in communication with the PLD whereby the host operating system employs the peripheral subsystem.10-30-2008
20080256276 ADDRESS TRANSLATION DEVICE - An apparatus, system and method to facilitate I2C communication between a host device and a slave device where the slave device shares a common physical address with another slave device on the I2C bus. The apparatus includes a detection module to detect an incoming address on the I2C bus, a translation module to translate the incoming address to an outgoing address, and a communication module to communicate data between the host device and the slave device where the outgoing address matches the physical address of the slave device. In this manner, the present invention avoids address conflicts between commonly addressed slave devices while reducing costs, components, and complexities traditionally associated with dynamic addressing techniques and other prior art solutions to address conflicts.10-16-2008
20120137032Digital Device Interconnect Interface and System - A simple data transfer mechanism may be combined with static state bus signaling to replace a USB with a digital serial interconnect bus (DSIB). This may eliminate various pull-up/pull-down resistors required in USB, and enable the DSIB to operate with little or no leakage current when the bus is in an idle state, or data transmission state. All required functionality may be implemented using only two signal pins. The DSIB may also enable silicon solutions for high speed USB that do not require a PLL, since the clock may be provided by the transmission source and may thus not need to be recovered from the serial data stream. The DSIB may provide an easy reuse mechanism for USB silicon by enabling a designer to remove the analog PHY and replace it with a serial digital I/O transfer mechanism, while retaining the IP's USB timers, and other protocol specific features.05-31-2012
20110119418Mass Storage Lockout For USB Devices On Extended USB System - A method and system, used with an extended USB computer system, for locking out USB mass storage devices at the desktop. For lockout activation, a switch at each host computer is set, and causes a host-side lockout process to deliver a downstream lockout signal to the host's associated portal. This signal causes a portal-side lockout process to disallow USB data from a mass storage device from entering the network.05-19-2011
20110119417INTELLIGENT MATERIAL MANAGEMENT, DETECTION AND IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM - An intelligent material management, detection and identification system is designed as an automated detection system comprising a plurality of daughter article monitors, a mother article monitor and a computer. Each of the daughter article monitors is provided with a daughter weighing unit so that the weight and identification information of a chemical can be transmitted to a management system through a wireless or wired mode after a user has accessed and returned the material to its fixed position. The daughter article monitors themselves have the functions of an electronic scale, a radio identification system capable of receiving (reading) data, and wired transmission, so material control data can be transmitted from each site (such as a school, laboratory or industry department) to an upper management system through the Internet. It is more reliable and convenient as well as has features of labor and time saving.05-19-2011
20110125943DATA STORAGE USING MULTIPLE PROTOCOLS - A controller transmits a second protocol command to a target from among one or more switch devices. The second protocol command is a command which conforms to a second protocol type in which a connection established for transmitting a command to the target is broken during processing of the command by the target, and is defined as a command corresponding to a first protocol command, which is a command conforming to a first protocol type in which the connection remains established during processing of the command by the target.05-26-2011
20120311207MEDIATING COMMUNCIATION OF A UNIVERAL SERIAL BUS DEVICE - An apparatus for mediating communication between a universal serial bus (USB) device and a host computing device is described. In an example, the apparatus includes a USB host interface configured to be connected to a downstream USB device, and a USB device interface configured to be connected to an upstream host computing device. The apparatus also includes a mediation module positioned between the USB host interface and the USB device interface and configured to determine whether the USB device is authorized to communicate with the host computing device.12-06-2012
20100332706SENSOR TRANSMITTER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING THE PAYLOAD DATA OF A SENSOR TO A BUS CONTROL DEVICE - A sensor transmitter device for transmitting the payload data of a sensor to a bus control device is described, the sensor transmitter device being connectable to a data bus of a vehicle, which is configured for simultaneous transmission of bus data packets between a plurality of sensor transmitter devices and a bus control device. The bus data packets should include at least one signaling field and one payload data field having a plurality of payload data blocks. The sensor transmitter device includes a sensor interface for receiving payload data which represent a physical variable and a memory which is configured for storing position information which identifies at least one payload data block from the payload data field, which is reserved exclusively for the transmission of payload data from the sensor transmitter device to the bus control device. The sensor transmitter device also includes a bus interface which is configured for placing, after receiving predetermined signaling data in the signaling field, at least part of the payload data received via the sensor interface in the payload data block specified by the position information.12-30-2010
20110138088INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD AND CORRESPONDING PROGRAMMING PROCESS - An integrated circuit (IC) card may include non-volatile memory portions, where external data files are storable, and including volatile memory portions and a microprocessor. The IC card further may include a serial interface that stores the external data file as received into the volatile memory portions, and at least an internal register that is programmable through the serial interface. The internal register manages according to the programming a serial storing into the non-volatile portions of the external data file already stored into the volatile memory portions. The serial interface and the internal register may manage the respective programming in a parallel manner.06-09-2011
20110093634USB DEVICE - A USB device includes: a communication section that is capable of wirelessly communicating with a communication device that supports a predetermined communication standard; a USB communication section that is capable of communicating with a USB host device; and a connection section that, when a connection to the communication device is requested under the condition that a connection to the USB host device is requested, determines whether or not a protocol supported by the communication device is any of multiple protocols, and establishes the connection to the USB host device through the USB communication section using a device class corresponding to the determined protocol.04-21-2011
20100070665Method and system for optimized power management and efficiency in wireless universal serial bus network - A method and system for optimizing certified Wireless Universal Serial Bus (WUSB) power management and efficiency are disclosed. For example, the method may introduce a master Micro Management Control (MMC) and a master MMC period and may require the host to schedule transactions to the awake devices in a master MMC period. Further, the work pending indication may have been provided in the master MMC that may start the master MMC period. Moreover, the method also may require the WUSB host to indicate a work pending indication to devices in the master MMC that may be in a sleep mode.03-18-2010
20090292842Data access device with wireless network application service - A data access device with a wireless network application service includes a microprocessing unit, a wireless network module, and a memory unit, and the data access device is connected to a main system through a USB interface. The memory unit includes two memory blocks, and the first memory block is provided for the device to access data and includes a wireless network module driver program and a network service software for connecting a network service, and the second memory block is provided for the main system to access data and the data downloaded from a network service by the network service software.11-26-2009
20100161862Time And Event Based Message Transmission - In a CAN system, an arrangement is incorporated for making possible more efficient utilization of available band-width on the system's bus connection between, from and/or to modules incorporated in the system and/or reduction of accuracy requirements for clock functions utilized in the system. The system operates with communication on the bus connection that is in accordance with rules set up in the system and constitutes a combination of event-driven and time-controlled communication functions. The said functions are, together with a rule change in the time-controlled communication function, arranged to achieve the said making more efficient and/or reduction. The rule change is arranged to bring about deliberate collisions between messages appearing on the bus connection. In this way, the bandwidth utilization, the clock function and the system's general construction and function can be simplified according to the requirements imposed.06-24-2010
20100161861BUS DATA TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING BUS DATA AND BUS DATA COMMUNICATION APPARATUS - Provided are a method and an apparatus for compression transmission of bus data including a plurality of bytes including upper bits and lower bits. The apparatus includes a comparator and an aligner. The comparator compares upper bits of a previous byte with upper bits of a current byte among the plurality of bytes. If the upper bits of the previous byte are identical to the upper bits of the current byte, the aligner compresses the bus data in a combination of a full-byte and a half-byte, by allowing the previous byte to be constituted with the full-byte having bits corresponding to the number of bits of the previous byte and allowing the current byte to be constituted with the half-byte excluding the upper bits of the current byte. Then, the aligner arrays the compressed bus data in a preset bus bandwidth to transmit to a slave device.06-24-2010
20110264835Control System and Control Docking - An exemplary control docking is provided with a data transceiver module, a universal protocol unit, a processor unit and a universal port module. The data transceiver module is adapted for linking with a portable device through a first transmission interface for receiving an action request. The action request then is sent to the universal protocol unit and converted into an action command with specific protocol format. Then, the action command is sent to the processor unit. Subsequently, the action command is sent to the universal port module and then to a peripheral device through a second transmission interface so as to drive the peripheral device.10-27-2011
20120042104ADJUSTABLE FINITE IMPULSE RESPONSE TRANSMITTER - Apparatus and methods are provided for generating output signals representative of bits of serial data. A transmitter comprises a plurality of delay elements, driver circuitry, and bypass logic coupled between the plurality of delay elements and the driver circuitry. The plurality of delay elements delay serialized data, resulting in delayed serialized data, and the driver circuitry generates an output signal representative of a first bit of the delayed serialized data. The bypass logic is configured to selectively bypass one or more delay elements of the plurality of delay elements to provide the first bit of the delayed serialized data to the driver circuitry.02-16-2012
20110153885Plug-in Peripheral Device for Enabling Smart Portable Device to be Universal Remote Control - The smart portable device such as a smart phone is equipped with powerful CPU, touch screen, USB socket, etc. The software application running on the smart portable device can convert the user commands received on the graphical user interface (GUI) into remote control codes and communicate the remote control codes as data packets through peripheral bus interface, such as USB, to a plug-in peripheral device. The plug-in peripheral device receives the data packets and drives the IR transmitter using information in the data packets received. The remote control codes in the form of modulated IR signals arrive at the electronic appliances such as TV, VCR, Hi-Fi systems, robots, etc. that can decode remote control codes.06-23-2011
20110153884Storage system provided with function for detecting write completion - It is an object to prevent a processing speed of the storage system provided with a function for detecting a write completion of data from being reduced.06-23-2011
20110307639VIRTUAL SERIAL PORT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD - A system and a method for virtual serial port management include setting a virtual universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (VUART) and a software multiplexer (MUX) and setting the VUART to perform functions corresponding to different values of the software MUX. The method further includes receiving commands sent to the server regularly and assigning a first predetermined value to the software MUX when the received command is not an Intelligent platform management interface (IPMI) command. The management method further includes assigning a second predetermined value to the software MUX when the received command is the IPMI command but not a serial over LAN (SOL) command, and assigning a third predetermined value to the software MUX when the received command is the SOL command.12-15-2011
20090132742Ethernet Controller - An Ethernet controller semiconductor chip has a system control unit, a media access control layer coupled with the system control unit, a physical layer coupled with the media access control layer, wherein the physical layer comprises a receiving port and a transmitting port, a switch control unit for providing a control signal for auto media device interface switching, and a plurality of external pins, wherein four pins are coupled with the receiving and transmitting port of the physical layer and one pin is coupled with the switch control unit for providing external access to the control signal for auto media device interface switching.05-21-2009
20120017015WIRELESS PERIPHERAL INTERCONNECT BUS - A wireless peripheral interconnect bus capable of providing a high rate data transfer between peripheral devices and a host bridge of a computing device over a wireless medium comprises a first wireless pair for transferring data between a first peripheral component and a second peripheral component, wherein the first wireless pair implements at least at a layered protocol; and a second wireless pair for transferring data between a second peripheral component and the first peripheral component, wherein the second wireless pair implements at least a layered protocol.01-19-2012
20120117285PROTOCOL EXTENSIONS IN A DISPLAY PORT COMPATIBLE INTERFACE - A computer can control a target device using a packet format described herein. In one example, an extension packet controls the target device in at least one of power consumption, image rendering, and register updating.05-10-2012
20110066778METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING AND INTEROPERATING TRANSITION MINIMIZED DIFFERENTIAL SIGNALING OVER DIFFERENTIAL SERIAL COMMUNICATION TRANSMITTERS - A differential serial communication transmitter (i.e. PCI Express or other suitable type of transmitter) can be used to transport and interoperate transition minimized differential signaling. The differential serial communication transmitter control logic receives display configuration control data and in response configures at least one differential serial communication transmitter of a plurality of differential serial communication transmitters in an integrated circuit for communication with a display (i.e. visual digital display) employing transition minimized differential signaling. For example, the integrated circuit, such as a graphics processor, may include the plurality of differential serial communication transmitters for communication with devices, such as a northbridge circuit and a display within a computer system. The differential serial communication transmitter control logic may configure at least one of the plurality of differential serial communication transmitters for communication with the display via a differential serial communication display link (i.e. DVI or other suitable type of link). The plurality of differential serial communication transmitters may also be configured for communication with one or more other devices, such as with a bridge circuit such as a northbridge.03-17-2011
20110066777WIRELESS MEMORY CARD AND METHOD THEREOF - A wireless memory card device includes a casing having a width, a length, and a thickness for supporting an integrated power supply. The device has one or more solar cell modules spatially disposed on a first portion of the casing. The device further includes a power supply control circuitry coupled to the one or more solar cell modules for providing regulated voltages to the device. In addition, the device includes a flash memory module provided in a second portion of the casing and a wireless communication module provided on a third portion of the casing. The device further includes one or more antennas coupled to the wireless communication module for transmitting and receiving data packets to and from a host system. The device additionally includes a power-on switch and an indicator signal for indicating the wireless data transfer between the device and the host system.03-17-2011
20120317320PARALLEL COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF - Provided are a parallel communication device and a communication method thereof. The parallel communication device includes: a first receiving terminal receiving communication data transmitted through a master device; a first transmitting terminal transmitting the communication data received through the first receiving terminal to a slave device; a switch managing a communication line disposed between the first transmitting terminal and a plurality of slave devise; and a control unit confirming a first slave device to which the communication data are to be transmitted by using destination information in the communication data, and transmitting the received communication data to the confirmed first slave device.12-13-2012
20120124259METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HARDWARE BASED IMPLEMENTATION OF USB 1.1 OVER A HIGH SPEED LINK - Certain aspects of a method and system for a hardware-based implementation of USB 1.1 over a high-speed link may comprise translating at a client side of a client server communication system, USB protocol messages comprising a first USB standard to corresponding encapsulated USB protocol messages, wherein the USB protocol messages comprising the first USB standard are received from a client device at the client side of the client server communication system. The translated corresponding encapsulated USB protocol messages may be communicated from the client side to a server at a server side of the client server communication system.05-17-2012
20120124258CONVERSION OF A SINGLE-WIRE BUS COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL - A method of transmission-reception over a serial bus placed, when idle, in a first state at a first voltage, including: a transmit circuit capable of coding a transmission according to a first protocol in which the respective states of the bits are conditioned by time periods of fixed levels, indifferently in the first state or in a second state at a second voltage smaller than the first one; a receive circuit capable of interpreting a communication according to the first protocol; and a protocol converter, interposed between the bus and the transmit and receive circuits, to convert the signals to be transmitted to a second protocol in which the respective states of the bits are conditioned by respective time periods of fixed levels in the first state, and to convert the received signals from the second protocol to the first protocol.05-17-2012
20120131245TRANSFER OF CONTROL BUS SIGNALING ON PACKET-SWITCHED NETWORK - Embodiments of the invention are generally directed to transfer of control bus signaling on a packet-switched network. An embodiment of a method includes sending control signals from a first device on a first control bus, the control signals being sent according to an interface protocol, the control signals being intended for a second device. The method further includes detecting a current state of the first control bus, where the current state is a control signal value driven by the first device; inserting a control signal representing the current state of the control bus into a data packet; and transmitting the data packet to the second device via a packet-switched network.05-24-2012
20100205339DIGITAL DEVICE INTERCONNECT METHOD - A simple clock source synchronous DDR data transfer mechanism may be combined with static bus state signaling to replace a complex bus (e.g. USB) with an easy to implement digital serial interconnect bus. This may eliminate various pull-up/pull-down resistors required in USB, and enable the interconnect bus to operate with little or no leakage current when the bus is in an idle state, or data transmission state. All required functionality may be implemented using only two signal pins. The interconnect bus may also enable silicon solutions for high speed USB that do not require a PLL, since the clock may be provided by the transmission source and may thus not need to be recovered from the serial data stream. The digital serial interconnect bus may provide an easy reuse mechanism for USB silicon by enabling a designer to remove the analog PHY and replace it with a serial digital I/O transfer mechanism, while retaining the IP's USB timers, and other protocol specific features.08-12-2010
20100205338Network connection system - A network connection system including a Universal Serial Bus (USB) input/output server device to connect a Personal Computer (PC) terminal or different networks to a plurality of Ethernet/Internet protocol (IP) communication networks is described. The network connection system includes a USB input/output server device connected to a plurality of Ethernet/IP communication networks, and a PC terminal connected to a USB port of the USB input/output server device so as to be connected to the networks. Accordingly, the PC terminal may be connected to the Ethernet/IP communication networks without using a separate network interface card (NIC) in order to communicate.08-12-2010
20110185092Configurable System of Wireless-Enabled Components And Applications Thereof - Disclosed herein is a configurable system of wireless-enabled components (WECs) and applications thereof. The system includes a plurality of WECs and a controller. Each WEC comprises a functional resource and is adapted to wirelessly communicate with other WECs. The controller is adapted to dynamically configure the functional resource of each WEC and wireless communications among the plurality of WECs to form a field-programmable communications array. The controller may be one of the plurality of WECs. The plurality of WECs may be located on a single chip, on multiple chips of a single device, or on multiple chips of multiple devices.07-28-2011
20110185091Wireless Bus for Intra-Chip and Inter-Chip Communication, Including Data Center/Server Embodiments - Embodiments of the present invention are directed to a wire-free data center/server. The data center/server is wire-free in the sense that communication within a data unit of the data center/server (i.e., intra-data unit), between data units of the data center/server (inter-data unit), and between the data units and the backplane of the data center/server is performed wirelessly.07-28-2011
20090327546System for and method of hand-off between different communication standards - An integrated chip for use in processing signals encoded in accordance with either one of at least two communication protocols comprises: reconfigurable architecture capable of being selectively arranged into different configurations, at least one configuration corresponding to each respective protocol so as to implement the functionality of the respective protocol with a predetermined complexity, and an intermediate configuration for implementing the hand-off between a first protocol and a second protocol. The intermediate configuration is arranged so as to simultaneously implement the basic functionality of both the first and second protocols during hand-off, and implementation of at least one of the protocols is of lesser complexity than of the corresponding predetermined complexity associated with separately implementing the other of the protocols. A wireless communication device which utilize the chip in the form of configware, can also include an antenna for receiving or transmitting a signal encoded in accordance with anyone of a plurality of communication protocols; and a baseband processor for processing the signals received or transmitted by the antenna. Finally, a method is described.12-31-2009
20120084474INTERFACE FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SENSING DEVICES AND I2C BUS - A conversion module contains an asynchronous analog-to-digital converter (AADC) with the output signal generated at irregular time intervals, whose output is connected to the input of the buffer memory module (BUF), and the output of the buffer memory module (BUF) is connected through the internal bus (BUS) simultaneously to the source address module (SADR), to the configuration registers module (REG), to the control module of the interface (CM), which the reference generator (RG) is connected to, and to the destination address module (DADR), to the selection register module (SELREG), to the transmitter/receiver module (SDM), and moreover the control inputs/outputs (04-05-2012
20090019200BUS MODULE - A bus module for connecting electrically triggerable fluidic valves to a data bus. The bus module has an electrical circuit configuration, which evaluates address data and user data from data telegrams transmitted on the data bus and which triggers a fluidic valve determined by the address data in accordance with the user data of the data telegram. In order to keep the current load on the bus module low particularly when triggering hydraulic valves, the electronic circuit configuration, following the reception of user data in the form of a switch-on command for one of the fluidic valves connected to the bus module, first constantly supplies a supply voltage to the fluidic valve determined by the address data during a gate-controlled rise time of specifiable duration. Following the expiration of the gate-controlled rise time, the electronic circuit configuration supplies the fluidic valve with the supply voltage in a pulse width modulated form having a specifiable pulse control factor. Only when the bus module has received user data in the form of a switch-off command for the previously switched-on fluidic valve, does the electronic circuit configuration no longer supply a supply voltage to the fluidic valve.01-15-2009
20110125942SIGNAL SWING TRIMMING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF - A signal swing trimming apparatus calibrates a swing level of an output signal generated from a transmitting device to a receiving device including: a comparing device coupled to the output signal for comparing the swing level of the output signal with a target swing level and generating a comparison output signal, and an adjusting device coupled to the comparing device and the transmitting device for controlling the transmitting device to adjust the swing level of the output signal according to the comparison output signal, wherein the signal swing trimming apparatus is configured to calibrate the swing level of the output signal during a hand-shake process between the transmitting device and the receiving device.05-26-2011
20120265909COMMUNICATION OF COMMANDS IN A HOME AUTOMATION NETWORK AND BETWEEN HOME AUTOMATION NETWORKS - Method of communication in a home automation network allowing communication between parties consisting of command transmitters and/or communication receivers associated with equipment in a building by means of frames.10-18-2012
20120324131AUTOMATIC DETECTION DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTER-INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND SERIAL GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT - An automatic serial signal detecting and transceiving device and related system and method are provided for detecting whether a connected initiator unit is using an inter-integrated circuit (I12-20-2012
20110060855Method, system, and bus coupler for exchanging data between a higher-level network and a lower-level network - The invention relates to a bus coupler which converts a network-specific telegram arriving from an external network to an internal data telegram which transmits only the payload data from the network-specific telegram. The internal data telegram also contains at least one state information field for internal control information. The internal data telegram is transferred from the bus coupler to an internal bus system to which multiple bus users are connected in series. Each bus user connected to the internal bus system is able to monitor, in a decentralized and preferably autonomous manner, the communication quality of the lower-level bus system, and to initiate actions, depending on the implementation, on the basis of the internal control information received from the bus coupler, the internal control information generated by the particular bus user, and/or the internal control information received from the directly adjacent bus users.03-10-2011
20120089757SERIAL DATA TRANSFER APPARATUS - A serial data transfer apparatus includes a transport controller that performs a process of a transport layer, a link controller that performs a process of a link layer, and a physical layer circuit that performs a process of a physical layer. The serial data transfer apparatus transmits and receives data with a destination apparatus via a serial bus. The link controller outputs idle data, which is received from the destination apparatus, to the physical layer circuit, and stops to operate of a unit responsible for generating data to transmit to the destination apparatus while outputting the idle data to the physical layer circuit. This enables to output idle data defined in the standard in an idle period of the serial data transfer apparatus and also reduce the power consumption.04-12-2012
20120331193SERIAL DATA TRANSFER APPARATUS - A serial data transfer apparatus includes a transport controller that performs a process of a transport layer, a link controller that performs a process of a link layer, and a physical layer circuit that performs a process of a physical layer. The serial data transfer apparatus transmits and receives data with a destination apparatus via a serial bus. The link controller outputs idle data, which is received from the destination apparatus, to the physical layer circuit, and stops to operate of a unit responsible for generating data to transmit to the destination apparatus while outputting the idle data to the physical layer circuit. This enables to output idle data defined in the standard in an idle period of the serial data transfer apparatus and also reduce the power consumption.12-27-2012
20110320656Techniques for obtaining a serial number for a storage device - Technique for adding a serial number to a memory or storage device (e.g., a USB device) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the technique includes: generating a serial number after a host computer identifies a storage device connected thereto; transmitting the serial number to the storage device by the host computer via a driver; and saving the serial number being received to the storage device. The invention also discloses a host computer providing a serial number to a storage device and a storage device obtaining a serial number from the host computer.12-29-2011
20120102246COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM HAVING STORED INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM THEREIN, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM - An information processing apparatus, a computer-readable storage medium having stored an information processing program therein, an information processing method, and an information processing system, which can share, with another apparatus, information regarding data which should not be provided to a user, are provided. The number of times of reporting of data including a contents, which should not be provided to the user, from each game apparatus 04-26-2012
20120290751Protocol Adapter For Passing Diagnostic Messages Between a Host Computer and Vehicle Networks Operating in J1939 or J1708 Protocol - A protocol adapter for transferring diagnostic messages between networks within a vehicle and a host computer. The protocol adapter operates as a voltage translator to support J1708 software. The protocol adapter also recognizes when the protocol adapter is connected to a host computer running the J1939 and/or J1708 protocols and automatically switches to that protocol.11-15-2012
20100199005COMMUNICATION INTERFACE CIRCUIT, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - According to one embodiment, an interface comprises establishing a connection to a communicatee device, transmitting a connection maintenance signal to the communicatee device, and decreasing a maximum amplitude of the connection maintenance signal from a first amplitude, establishing a connection to the communicatee device again when communication is disabled, and transmitting the connection maintenance signal to the communicatee device, and setting the maximum amplitude of the connection maintenance signal to a second amplitude which is larger than the maximum value of the connection maintenance signal obtained when the communication is disabled by a predetermined value.08-05-2010
20080222330Semiconductor integrated circuit and image processing apparatus having the same - An ASIC includes a receiving unit, a transmission interface, a reception interface, a buffer, and a control unit. When the receiving unit receives a second write request while the transmission interface is in process of transmitting to a transmission line a first write request and write data, the control unit causes the receiving unit to store the second write request in the buffer. When the receiving unit receives a read request while the second write request is present in the buffer, the control unit causes the receiving unit to send the read request to the transmission interface prior to the second write request.09-11-2008
20130179612CONTROLLING DEVICES VIA ADVANCE NOTICE SIGNALING - Generally this disclosure describes methods and systems for controlling device operation in a processing system. A method may include receiving information comprising at least one packet, identifying the information as associated with a device based on a header in the at least one packet and transmitting a signal to the device, the signal being configured to provide advance notice to the device that the information is being scheduled for transmission to the device. Another method may include receiving a signal configured to provide advance notice of information that will be received, transitioning from a first operational state to a second operational state and receiving the information.07-11-2013
20130091312RECONFIGURABLE HIGH SPEED MEMORY CHIP MODULE AND ELECTRONICS SYSTEM DEVICE - A reconfigurable high speed memory chip module includes a type of memory cell array group, a first transmission bus, and a logic unit. The type memory cell array group includes multiple memory cell array integrated circuits (ICs). The first transmission bus coupled to the type memory cell array group has a first programmable transmitting or receiving data rate, a first programmable transmitting or receiving signal swing, a first programmable bus width, and a combination thereof. The logic unit is coupled to the first transmission bus for accessing the type memory cell array group through the first transmission bus.04-11-2013
20130103866Method, Device, and System for Packet Transmission on PCIE Bus - A method, device, and system for packet transmission on the PCIE bus according to the embodiments of the present invention, a SCSI protocol packet is encapsulated to obtain an encapsulated SCSI protocol packet, and the encapsulated SCSI protocol packet is carried in a PCIE data packet, and then the PCIE data packet carrying the encapsulated SCSI protocol packet is transmitted to the receiver device through the PCIE bus. Thereby, transmission of SCSI protocol packets is implemented on the PCIE bus, and any devices interconnected through the PCIE bus can operate each other through SCSI protocol packets with a high data transmission bandwidth and high processing speed, without requiring a specific physical device or adapter to perform protocol conversion.04-25-2013
20130132625METHODS AND DEVICES FOR EXTENDING USB 3.0-COMPLIANT COMMUNICATION - Devices and methods for extending USB-compliant communication distances, including USB 3.0 SuperSpeed communication, are provided. In some embodiments, a host is communicatively coupled to a device that provides an upstream facing port, and a USB device is communicatively coupled to a device that provides a downstream facing port. The upstream facing port and downstream facing port are coupled via a communication channel. In some embodiments, the upstream facing port and downstream facing port generate packets to ensure that timing requirements of the USB specification are met regardless of the latency of the communication channel.05-23-2013
20100281197USB BRIDGE - A bridge circuit 11-04-2010
20080209091Interface Device - An interface (08-28-2008
20080201510Peripheral device - A peripheral device being enable to execute a plurality of functions and being controlled from a terminal via network is provided. The device has a plurality of resources, a memory, a transmitter, a receiver, and a function controller. The plurality of resources is used for executing the functions. The memory stores a plurality of resource files each of which respectively corresponds to each of the resources and stores data of a specific store region for storing files. The transmitter transmits, to the terminal based on a file sharing protocol, information including the specific store region and a list of the resource files in the memory. The receiver receives, from the terminal based on the file sharing protocol, a first store command that designates at least one resource file in the list and requires the peripheral device to store the designated resource file into the specific store region. The function controller identifies at least one of the functions by combination of the resources corresponding to the designated resource files and executes the identified function. The peripheral device can be controlled from the terminal for executing the function which the user desires to execute with communication based on the file sharing protocol.08-21-2008
20080201509Component, device and operation method for digital data integration - A component, device and operation method for digital data integration solves the shortcoming of the prior art that playing audio recordings and reading/writing AV data cannot be performed simultaneously. The digital data integration device receives a start signal from a computer to enable a plurality of endpoints declared in a program memory unit of the digital data integration component. The present invention utilizes a bulk mode for audio input/output endpoint to play/record audio data and a bulk mode for mass-storage read/write endpoint to upload/download digital data through a control endpoint combination with an interrupt read endpoint and an interrupt write endpoint. The present invention can play/record sound data and upload/download digital data simultaneously.08-21-2008
20080201508Method And Apparatus For an Enhanced Computer Peripheral Device - An improved method and apparatus by which a user can send input signals to a computer (including, but not limited to, personal computer, mobile computer, computerized entertainment device, computerized machinery, computerized equipment, etc.) from distance, is disclosed. A receiver unit is embedded into an otherwise conventional computer peripheral device, avoiding the need for dedicated accessories to support a remote control.08-21-2008
20100287316BUS PROTOCOL FOR CONTROL OF COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN TWO COMPUTERS - A method for operating a communications bus between a first computer and a second computer is provided. The method comprising monitoring a receiver bus coupled to the first computer for activity and confirming that the communications are determinant. The communications are confirmed by receiving a control label on the receiver bus and acknowledging to the second computer through a transmitter bus coupled to the first computer that communications are determinant. The method also comprises enabling the second computer to access data accessible by the first computer when the reliability of communications is confirmed.11-11-2010
20120284440METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HARDWARE BASED IMPLEMENTATION OF USB 1.1 OVER A HIGH SPEED LINK - Certain aspects of a method and system for a hardware-based implementation of USB 1.1 over a high-speed link may comprise translating at a client side of a client server communication system, USB protocol messages comprising a first USB standard to corresponding encapsulated USB protocol messages, wherein the USB protocol messages comprising the first USB standard are received from a client device at the client side of the client server communication system. The translated corresponding encapsulated USB protocol messages may be communicated from the client side to a server at a server side of the client server communication system.11-08-2012
20080263245OTG DEVICE FOR MULTI-DIRECTIONALLY TRANSMITTING GPS DATA AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF SAME - The present invention provides an OTG device for multi-directionally transmitting GPS data and a controlling method of the same. The OTG device is capable of automatically being switched as a master or slave devices based on a type of an external device connected thereto, thereby preventing a conflict between the OTG device and other external devices. Therefore, the GPS data received by a GPS module of the OTG device can easily be transmitted to the external device. Furthermore, the OTG device and the associated controlling method can be utilized in a multimedia device, such that the multimedia device is capable of GPS positioning, and multi-directionally transmitting GPS data and image data to be stored.10-23-2008
20110314196Methods and Systems for Performing Serial Data Communication - Various methods, devices, systems, and machine readable mediums are provided which may be used in accordance with a protocol, such as a protocol used to support the transfer of data and commands between a host and a device. In one embodiment, a driver on a host device may be used to implement a protocol to provide support for various features of the universal serial bus (USB) attached storage (UAS) protocol when interfacing the host device with one or more connected devices that are compatible with either the USB 2.0 standard or the USB 3.0 standard. In this regard, a single driver on the host device may be used to support USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices. In another embodiment, such a protocol may be used to support USB 3.0 devices without requiring USB 3.0 streaming capabilities to be supported by host devices or connected devices.12-22-2011
20130191568OPERATING M-PHY BASED COMMUNICATIONS OVER UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS (USB) INTERFACE, AND RELATED CABLES, CONNECTORS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Operating M-PHY communications protocol over a USB interface and related devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, an electronic device is configured to operate using a M-PHY standard. The device comprises a communications interface having a plurality of data paths conforming to the M-PHY standard and a USB connector having a plurality of pins. The plurality of pins comprises a first receive pin electrically coupled to a M-PHY RXDN data path of the communications interface. The plurality of pins comprises a second receive pin electrically coupled to a M-PHY RXDP data path of the communications interface. The plurality of pins comprises a first transmit pin electrically coupled to a M-PHY TXDN data path of the communications interface and a second transmit pin electrically coupled to a M-PITY TXDP data path of the communications interface. Additionally, various methods of insertion detection and power delivery are disclosed.07-25-2013
20130191570MULTI-MEDIA USB DATA TRANSFER OVER DIGITAL INTERACTION INTERFACE FOR VIDEO AND AUDIO (DiiVA) - A system for delivering USB data over a DiiVA network may include a USB host controller, at least one USB device, a first DiiVA device connected to the USB host controller through an upstream USB port, a second DiiVA device connected to the USB device through a downstream USB port; and a network configured to transfer data between the first DiiVA device and the second DiiVA device according to USB protocol through a DiiVA bi-directional hybrid link in the network. The network is responsive to the USB host controller to deliver contents for the USB protocol through at least one line state information packet and at least one USB data packet transmitted through the hybrid link between the upstream USB port and the downstream USB port.07-25-2013
20130191571METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMICALLY PROGRAMMABLE SERIAL/PARALLEL BUS INTERFACE - An apparatus, method, and system embodying some aspects of the present embodiments for arbitrating communication between multiple communication devices are provided. The arbitration system include two communication devices and a packet traffic arbiter. The communication devices can be configured to receive or transmit data transmissions. The data transmissions can comprise protocol information. The protocol information can comprise transmission coordination information, handover information, and spectrum information. The packet traffic arbiter can be configured to coordinate the data transmissions between the two communication devices. The coordination can reduce traffic collisions or interference between low-power activities of the two communication devices.07-25-2013
20130191569MULTI-LANE HIGH-SPEED INTERFACES FOR HIGH SPEED SYNCHRONOUS SERIAL INTERFACE (HSI), AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Multi-lane high speed interfaces for a modified High Speed Synchronous Serial (HSI) system, and related systems methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, electronic device using a modified HSI protocol comprises a transmit communications interface. The transmit communications interface comprises a data path configured to carry data from the electronic device, a ready path configured to carry an HSI protocol compliant READY signal, and a flag path configured to carry an HSI protocol compliant FLAG signal indicative of repeated bit values of data carried on the data path. The transmit communications interface further comprises one or more additional data paths configured to carry additional data from the electronic device in parallel with the data carried by the data path such that the data path and the one or more additional data paths carry HSI protocol compliant data striped across the data path and the one or more additional data paths.07-25-2013
20120030388CONVERSION OF A TWO-WIRE BUS INTO A SINGLE-WIRE BUS - A method of conversion by at least one interface circuit connected between a first bus including at least one data wire and one clock wire, and at least one second single-wire bus, of a transmission between a master circuit connected to the first bus and at least one slave circuit connected to the second bus, wherein a speculative read command is sent to the slave circuit before interpreting the state of a bit for controlling a reading or a writing, originating from the master circuit.02-02-2012
20130198425Interface for Bridging Out-of-Band Information from a Downstream Communication Link to an Upstream Communication Link - A device includes a first interface to receive a signal from a first communication link, wherein the receive signal includes out-of-band (OOB) information. A detector coupled to the first interface detects the OOB information. An encoder coupled to the detector encodes the OOB information into one or more symbols (e.g., control characters). A second interface is coupled to the encoder and a second communication link (e.g., a serial transport path). The second interface transmits the symbols on the second communication link. The device also includes mechanisms for preventing false presence detection of terminating devices.08-01-2013
20130205055METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HIGH BANDWIDTH DICTIONARY COMPRESSION TECHNIQUE USING SET UPDATE DICTIONARY UPDATE POLICY - Method, apparatus, and systems employing novel dictionary entry replacement schemes for dictionary-based high-bandwidth lossless compression. A pair of dictionaries having entries that are synchronized and encoded to support compression and decompression operations are implemented via logic at a compressor and decompressor. The compressor/decompressor logic operatives in a cooperative manner, including implementing the same dictionary update schemes, resulting in the data in the respective dictionaries being synchronized. The dictionaries are also configured with replaceable entries, and replacement policies are implemented based on matching bytes of data within sets of data being transferred over the link. Various schemes are disclosed for entry replacement, as well as a delayed dictionary update technique. The techniques support line-speed compression and decompression using parallel operations resulting in substantially no latency overhead.08-08-2013
20090182917SYSTEM HAVING CAPABILITY FOR DAISY-CHAINED SERIAL DISTRIBUTION OF VIDEO DISPLAY DATA - A serial display interface such as the VESA-Display Port interface is expanded to support daisy chained coupling of one display monitor to the next. Each daisy chain wise connectable display monitor (except optionally the most downstream one on the daisy chain) has a local daisy chain transceiver device associated with it where the local transceiver device routes a selectable one or more video data streams to the local monitor and the local transceiver device relays on to more downstream devices of the daisy chain other video data streams. In one embodiment, the daisy chain wise connectable display monitors are hot-pluggable and unpluggable.07-16-2009
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